Trailer for ARTHUR Starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren

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The trailer for Jason Winer’s (Modern Family) remake of Arthur has gone online.  The film centers on a drunken playboy (Russell Brand) who risks losing his inheritance when he falls in love with a woman (Greta Gerwig) his parents don’t like.  The movie looks like it could be fun and I hope someone makes an animated gif of Helen Mirren punching Brand in the face.  While the trailer relies too heavily on familiar tunes (“Rebel Rebel”,  “All Right Now”, and “Under Pressure”), that’s a trailer problem, not something that reflects negatively on the movie.  The jokes they feature got a laugh out of me and I hope they’re not just showing the best of the bunch.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Arthur also stars Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte, and Luis Guzman.  It opens April 8th.  Click here to check out Steve’s interview with Brand where he talks about the film.

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to check out the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Arthur:

Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge — choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man.




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  • Stinky

    Didn’t seem him drink. 1981 Arthur was one of the best cinematic drunks ever. Come on.

    • aaronsullivan

      Probably because drunks are tired and boring as characters and alcoholism isn’t really funny. Just guessing.

  • alex

    Will this be as well received as the classic one? Do you think that Russell will get an Oscar nomination just as Dudley Moore? Or that Helen Mirren will win best supporting Oscar (like John Guielgud)?

  • David

    I loved the original and have a general dislike of remakes.
    That being said, this looks like it could be interesting and fun.

  • Droncz92

    I think brand can pull it off

  • junierizzle

    Kill me now. This looks awful…….and Michael Cera plays the same character………….you got Katy Perry now leave us alone…………..

  • Terry

    I had my reservations before I hit the button to start the trailer but Brand doesn’t come across as an out of control comedian here. He spits his dialogue out brilliantly and Mirren is a legend I can’t take my eyes off. It looks well made. I’m going to see it.

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